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U.S. Representative Justin Amash

Representing the 3rd District of Michigan

Amash: President's Budget Locks in Long-Term Debt

February 14, 2011
Press Release
February 14, 2011
Will Adams
(202) 225-3831

Amash: President’s Budget Locks in Long-Term Debt

White House’s plan raises taxes, increases spending, passes on historic debt burden

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (MI-03), a member of the House Budget Committee and the bicameral Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement today regarding the President’s fiscal year 2012 proposed budget:

“Instead of fresh ideas and a bipartisan way forward, the proposed budget feeds Washington’s addiction to more taxes, more spending, and more debt.  The White House’s own projections show a ‘new normal’ of debt that we have not seen since we were fighting World War II.

“Americans expect more from their representatives, as well they should.  With four years in a row of trillion dollar deficits, the public demands that we be more than caretakers of a bloated federal bureaucracy.  They deserve more than token cuts.  They deserve a responsible government.

“I look forward to working with House leadership and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to remove the debt burden from our children and future generations.”

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